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An introduction... still learning all about Spark People and what it can do for me!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Yes, I joined Spark People many moons ago, but just never really used all the features or developed the habit of suiting up and showing up here.

I am trying to learn how to navigate around this place. There is a lot to learn, like updating my profile with my present set of circumstances and what not.

I am an open book today. I had gastric bypass back in 2007 and did not really utilize all the support that is available here and all over really. But today, I am using it all.

I have lost several hundred pounds and have 125 to go, to feel more comfortable in my skin, so to speak. I am an RN, a writer and have recently changed everything in my life. I lost my partner of 5 years and have moved from WA to Colorado to be close to family. A complete fresh start for me.

I plan on getting a total knee replacement in the next month or two so I can bicycle and just plain do more. I am swimming and doing restorative yoga, as I am differently abled with my bum knee. I also am walking.

Very conscious of what I eat today, and doing things right, listening to what I call my "little buddy", my gastric bypass. Still works, if I do not eat around it... Which means protein first, no drinking within a half hour of eating. And then veggies next. Have not met a veggie I do not like, love fruit too, but do that more in moderation. Get my hydration in, take all my vitamins. Willing to go to any lengths for my health and wellness. So I can live, so I can function, so I can be of service to others and give back to others what has been so freely given to me...

Their experience, strength and hope. Today I am in the solution and am taking action. Keeping things very simple.

Hydration
Eating Clean
Exercise
Sleep


One Day at a Time,
Lady Di

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PIP103 8/23/2011 4:54PM

    Thanks for the add. Sounds like you have a wonderful attitude. Good luck in reaching your goals I know you can do it!

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SAL1512 8/17/2011 10:51PM

    You have accomplished so much already! WOW! I just met you and I am inspired with your plan! Keep up the good work!
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DEBIGENE 8/14/2011 3:53PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan of attack, keep it in your mind at all times. Take small steps and make small goals. Welcome back, YOU CAN DO THIS !!!

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SCAROUSEL1 8/10/2011 2:22PM

    Welcome back to SparkPeople! Thanks for adding me as a friend.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/7/2011 11:41AM

    Cheeers to a fresh start. My sympathies on the loss of your partner.

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FITKITTYMAMA 7/31/2011 12:40AM

    You have a great plan in place! You can do this!!!

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OUTDOORGIRL70 7/30/2011 8:10PM

    You have such a good attitude. emoticon

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MRSLEENY 7/30/2011 5:13PM

    Sounds like you are having a new start all the way around. Yes, it is one day at a time. You can and will do it! I have learned not to beat myself up anymore when I eat something that I know has a ton of calories. I just make a mental note of how I feel and move on. We all have a life to live and we just need to learn to live it to it's fullest! Good luck to you!

Carlene

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HOPE2011 7/30/2011 5:05PM

    One day at a time - I need to remember that... emoticon

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BENTONHEALTHY 7/30/2011 3:24PM

    What a great attitude - keep it up.

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SAMI199 7/30/2011 3:07PM

    Hi Lady Di!
Thanks for the 411 & welcome back! You will figure it out in no time & be zipping around Sparkland like a pro. This is a great team! I friended you & hope you'll visit my page-i love company. I'm a RN,also & various other interests-I am impressed with how far you've come-it's not easy...

~Sami

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